Why Do I Need A Life Coach?

Why nobody actually needs a life coach, but why it's one of the best choices you could ever make!


Here’s a little Q&A from the land of coaching. One of the questions I am asked quite a bit is, “Why do I need a life coach?”.

The answer is, “You don’t”.

Blasphemous, right? But it’s the truth! Nobody needs a Life Coach. Just like nobody needs a personal trainer, or nobody needs a financial advisor.

Hiring someone in a support profession is a CHOICE. It is a choice that you make in service of your very best interests. It’s as though you are saying to yourself, “I am really SERIOUS about what I want to achieve in my life, and I want to give myself every opportunity to follow through and finally DO it”.


For example: It’s one thing to know intellectually that you’re supposed to go to the gym and do a little cardio and do some strength training. And it’s another thing to actually show up for an exercise class. But it’s a whoooole different animal to have a personal trainer waiting for you at an appointed time, who knows you and knows your body, who will push you, challenge you, encourage you and plow through your excuses. Hiring a personal trainer generally suggests that you mean business – and you usually see results much faster.

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By the same token, it’s one thing to know that something needs to change in your life. It’s another thing to feel as though you’re making a little bit of progress here and there. But it’s a whooooole different animal to have a Life Coach waiting to talk to you 2-3 times a month, who knows you and knows your goals, who will push you, challenge you, encourage you, and help you question your excuses. Hiring a Life Coach is a way of saying that you are READY to see and feel some results in your life – and soon.


But do you need a Life Coach? Nope! Hiring a Life Coach has nothing to do with being needy. Having a coach is something that you WANT because you are ready to start achieving more in your life – and faster. It’s something that you CHOOSE because, no matter what your goals or circumstances, you are ready for things to shift.